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Leatherman PST chronology project

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1320 on: November 11, 2023, 01:04:43 AM
That’s a beauty.  So cool to hear your story and that you bought yours new at the store!

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Awesome story,  awesome tool and awesome pics 8) :like: :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1321 on: November 11, 2023, 04:54:45 AM
It goes without saying that this thread in itself is Legendary.  Each of you played a crucial part in its development from jsews and DaveK to wowoboro. 

I wanted to express my gratitude to everyone here in helping create an expanded, alternate look at inspecting PSTs.

This book was written with the help of many of you, especially wowoboro and his extensive work.  Tim Leatherman himself contributed greatly and we can all be proud with how far this thread has taken the subject of PST variations.  This one is for us.





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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1322 on: November 11, 2023, 05:01:01 PM
:iagree:

Awesome story,  awesome tool and awesome pics 8) :like: :like:

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Thank you Poncho! :cheers:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1323 on: November 12, 2023, 05:26:28 AM
Does anyone have some photos they can share of the early boxes the PSTs were sold in?
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1325 on: November 12, 2023, 05:51:17 AM







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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1326 on: November 12, 2023, 03:39:51 PM
Thank you for the pics SteveC. 
Does anyone know what the first box was of the PST from Cabelas or the first box from ones early in the PST release?  Is it one of the ones posted above?
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1327 on: November 12, 2023, 04:11:28 PM
I believe the oldest of those would be the last one that Steve posted  :salute:

I forget which box is actually the oldest but I believe there is one that is older :think:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1328 on: November 12, 2023, 06:03:20 PM
Thank you for the pics SteveC. 
Does anyone know what the first box was of the PST from Cabelas or the first box from ones early in the PST release?  Is it one of the ones posted above?

Try sending wowaboro a message, he would know.

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1329 on: November 12, 2023, 06:12:29 PM
I'll do that now, thank you!  :hatsoff:
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1330 on: November 13, 2023, 05:29:48 AM
I'll do that now, thank you!  :hatsoff:

Let us know what you find out   :tu:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1331 on: November 14, 2023, 08:11:34 PM
Let us know what you find out   :tu:
Member wowaboro sent me this photo.  It is his photo of a first box that the first ones came in, see-through top.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1332 on: November 14, 2023, 11:00:47 PM
Cool !   :dd:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1333 on: November 15, 2023, 03:35:02 AM
Yeah that is the one I had in mind :tu: :like: :like:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1334 on: November 15, 2023, 10:03:28 AM
Very fancy that  :like:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1335 on: December 09, 2023, 02:35:40 PM
When I bought my Leatherman Pocket Survival tool no one knew who Leatherman was.

Nice story  and history Vicman - Can I now call you LMman ?   ???   ;)

So when was this?  ???  Not long after 1983 I guess?    :think:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1336 on: December 09, 2023, 02:39:56 PM
PS. Gear to see all this action in this thread

Hey and what is that book? Have I missed something here?  ???
Is it available for purchase?


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1337 on: December 09, 2023, 05:58:29 PM
PS. Gear to see all this action in this thread

Hey and what is that book? Have I missed something here?  ???
Is it available for purchase?

The book should still be available to buy :think: Contact member Legend about it, he is the author and has had a collaboration with a few members here and also Tim Leatherman himself :woohoo: I have one of them and it is a great book  :salute: :like:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1338 on: December 18, 2023, 05:19:14 PM
 Great resource I got this yesterday for $6.00 and I am trying to figure out how old it is. Doesn't fit into all the details.


2] Early to mid-1980’s
•   Knurled screw construction
Yes

•   No lanyard attachment
Yes

•   Small diameter plier pivot
Yes

•   LEATHERMAN USA cast into plier pivot
Yes

•   No hard wire cutter notch
Yes

•   One handle stamped: LEATHERMAN TOOL, US PAT 4238862, PORTLAND OR
No us pat

•   Other handle stamped POCKET SURVIVAL TOOL
No

•   Inch ruler only, no metric
Yes

•   No date codes
Yes

•   Drop point knife blade
Yes

•   Knife tang stamped LEATHERMAN USA
Yes

•   Milled awl blade
Not sure

•   Off center screwdrivers pivot IN
Not sure

•   Can opener has left hand cut
Not sure

 
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1339 on: December 18, 2023, 06:50:20 PM
Welcome to :MTO: cshowalter :cheers: that is a very awesome price for any PST, let alone an early example like that one :woohoo: :like: :like:

Also, just from looking the last 3 criteria should be Yes :cheers:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1340 on: December 18, 2023, 07:01:12 PM
So any idea the year since it doesn't have US Pat on it or a lanyard


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1341 on: December 18, 2023, 07:06:16 PM
So any idea the year since it doesn't have US Pat on it or a lanyard
1986-1987


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1342 on: January 16, 2024, 12:20:39 AM
Great resource I got this yesterday for $6.00 and I am trying to figure out how old it is. Doesn't fit into all the details.


2] Early to mid-1980’s
•   Knurled screw construction
Yes

•   No lanyard attachment
Yes

•   Small diameter plier pivot
Yes

•   LEATHERMAN USA cast into plier pivot
Yes

•   No hard wire cutter notch
Yes

•   One handle stamped: LEATHERMAN TOOL, US PAT 4238862, PORTLAND OR
No us pat

•   Other handle stamped POCKET SURVIVAL TOOL
No

•   Inch ruler only, no metric
Yes

•   No date codes
Yes

•   Drop point knife blade
Yes

•   Knife tang stamped LEATHERMAN USA
Yes

•   Milled awl blade
Not sure

•   Off center screwdrivers pivot IN
Not sure

•   Can opener has left hand cut
Not sure

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Helluva bargain fella. Enjoy it, looks mint.
Colum


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1343 on: March 26, 2024, 12:01:58 PM
It's been a few weeks since I last visited  :whistle: - but I had to pop-in to congratulate Brenton and everyone else involved on the Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool Inspection Report.

My copy arrived just now and it is beautifully put together and I can't wait to start getting into the fine details after work.

Well done everyone  :cheers:

I used to come here a lot.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1344 on: March 26, 2024, 01:29:39 PM
Great to see you Dave :cheers: The book is great! :like: :like:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1345 on: March 26, 2024, 01:54:00 PM
Great to see you Dave :cheers: The book is great! :like: :like:

Likewise Poncho - its been a while!
I used to come here a lot.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1346 on: March 26, 2024, 03:01:49 PM
It's been a few weeks since I last visited  :whistle: - but I had to pop-in to congratulate Brenton and everyone else involved on the Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool Inspection Report.

My copy arrived just now and it is beautifully put together and I can't wait to start getting into the fine details after work.

Well done everyone  :cheers:

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Exciting.  Glad it arrived safely!


 

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